Using various painting techniques, decorative paint can transform the appearance of almost any surface, whether it’s a bookshelf, table, wall, or ceiling..
Mankind has long felt the need to spruce up their bodies and homes to boost confidence—making themselves look more beautiful or menacing, as the occasion demands. We all want our homes to look attractive and inviting.
We paint our faces to make a statement, create an impression, and express our creativity. A similar rationale holds for decorative painting. It adds to our comfort, reflects our personality, creates an aesthetically pleasing overall impression of our homes and places of work, and protects us.
This article will review types of decorative paint, how to choose them, and some of the better-known techniques you can use.
Decorative paint is a type of paint used to transform the look of surfaces or objects. The existing substrate is enhanced with decorative paint, and the coating’s strength and durability are improved. At the same time, the paint color technique opted for, and the particular way the product is applied are all factors that create unique finishes.
Decorative paint adds texture and protects homes and businesses against moisture, mold, and mildew, even as it repels dirt and allergens. At the end of the day, decorative painting is an affordable way to improve the value of a building without spending a fortune on materials like tiles and wallpaper or adding extra furniture that impinges on the existing floor space.
Decorative painting has evolved over centuries and can be used indoors or outdoors. However, not all paint types are created equal, and certain paints don’t hold up to sunlight, water, and other elements.
Tip: Check out our Crystal brush glitter paint to get an idea.
There are several crucial factors besides color to think about when choosing one paint over another.
Frequently-used decorative paints include:
These shimmery paints are an easy way to add a splash of personality to your walls. Our Crystal Brush paints come in a variety of colors, and are already infused with the glitter, making it even easier to add some sparkle to your surfaces.
For an even bolder look, our Cassiopeia Base is infused with clear glass flakes, to create an extravagant sparkling wall that will captivate your guests.
Metallic paints are a fantastic way to add a rich, pearlescent, luxurious feel to your surfaces. They shine in a more subtle way than glitter paints, but they make just as big a statement. They can come in paint form, as well as plaster for a perfect metallic finish.
Suede paint is a more subtle way to add a touch of luxury to your home. A suede-style wall creates a soft textured look, with a faint shine. A tinted base, like our Pearlas Velvet Suede Metallic Paint, can be added to regularly painted walls to personalize the look.
Faux stone paints feel rough to the touch, and a variety of stone finishes can be achieved according to your preferences. The results can yield styles like granite, marble, and other stones.
Many decorative paints can be used in tandem with regular paints (acrylic, enamel, etc.) as a top coat. Examples include metallic paint, suede paints, or our Crystal Brush.
Those who only strive to add a touch of luxury to their living spaces may opt to paint one wall with decorative paint and the others with traditional paint. This is a great way to make a statement, without stealing focus from the rest of your beautiful home.
More subtle decorative paints, like suede or metallic paint, are commonly used for all four walls of a room, as opposed to just one.
Using these paints (either in place of or in addition to) regular paints is a simple and effective way to make a statement and add some personality to your home. Whether it’s a glittery bedroom for a young girl or a metallic finish on your living room walls, you and your guests are bound to love it!
It’s clear that a little stylish “war paint” does wonders in helping us and our homes face the ravages of time and the elements. It also allows us to communicate by expressing a mood or feeling. So whether it’s ragging, stippling, or pickling you want to bring to your surfaces, Meoded Paint & Plaster can help.
Our suede, metallic, and glitter paints are all the rage, and we even offer Cassiopeia, a paint containing clear crushed glass flakes for a touch of pizzazz!
So, what are you waiting for? We pride ourselves on our expertise and skill in creating all these effects. Give us a call, and let us help you fulfill your refurbishment flights of fantasy